Oakville

Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town approximately 40 kms west of Toronto located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and part of Halton Region. With over 165,000 residents, it is one of Canada's most affluent towns with the average household income significantly above the GTA figures. Residents are proud of their community shown by the high results on the community satisfaction survey. Oakville has a younger average age and more families with children than the provincial average. It has become one of the most sought after residential and business centres in Ontario with easy access via highways and GO and VIA trains. Historical downtown streets contribute to its charm in addition to great neighbourhoods. There is a wide assortment of upscale shopping, restaurants and bars and a full-service community hospital.

Oakville has much to offer nature lovers with over 140 kms of trails and natural creeks, 17 kms of waterfront, parklands including Coronation Park and Bronte Creek Provincial Park, as well as the scenic and award-winning Gairloch Gardens. There are two natural harbours that offer sail and powerboat docking for visitors, as well as several private boating clubs. Golfers will be attracted to the PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course which has hosted the Canadian Open for years.

Arts

The Oakville Arts Council publishes Arts About Town, Oakville's only magazine dedicated to local artists and arts issues. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts houses several performances by local and international artists. It is also the performing venue for the Oakville Symphony Orchestra and the Oakville Ballet Company. Community Arts Space provides a shared space for Oakville's arts, music and culture in the newest 140,000 sq ft community centre in Bronte. Other interesting sites include the public art museums, Oakville Centennial Gallery and Gairloch Gallery, or the Oakville Museum located in Erchless Estate.

Events

Oakville has some key events including the annual Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival; the Waterfront Festival; For the Love of the Arts Festival which showcases local literary art, dance, theatre, music; and lastly for shoppers the once a year Midnight Madness, where many vendors come out with new products and lots of deep-discount sales.

 

School Information

Halton District - School Board
Halton District - School Boundary Map
Halton District - School Locator
Halton Catholic District - School Board
Halton Catholic District - School Boundary Map
The Fraser Institute - School Performance Ontario

Neighbourhoods

Bronte
Bronte Creek
Central Oakville
Clearview/Sherwood Heights
College Park
Falgarwood
Ford
Glen Abbey
Joshua Creek
Morrison
Old Oakville
River Oaks
Southwest Oakville
Wedgewood Creek
West Mount
West Oak Trails
West Oakville
Winston Park

Source: wikipedia.org, Oakville/Milton Real Estate Board (OMDREB)